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Francisco Liriano has thrown the 1st no-hitter of the young 2011 season. Was he dominant? No. Was he brilliant? No. But after 123 pitches, he still had his place in baseball lore. Here is a pitcher who came up big when it mattered the most. The game was critical, more for him than the Twins. Coming in to Tuesday’s outing, Liriano was 1-4 with a 9.13 ERA. If he hadn’t performed in this outing, he may very well have lost his spot in the rotation.And perform he did, but not in the typical fashion. In fact, Liriano’s 2 strikeouts are the 3rd fewest in a no-hitter. He also had 6 walks and let several runners on base. A lot of this win had to do with stellar defense. Shortstop Matt Tolbert caught a line drive for the final out, and made a number of huge plays while starting for Alexi Casilla. Denard Span made a fantastic running catch in left-center to rob Carlos Quentin of a hit in the fourth. Quentin was robbed again in the seventh when third baseman Danny Valencia made quite the snag on a hard-hopper and gunned it to first with a precision laser. Liriano gave credit where credit was due: “to be honest I was running out of gas,” he said. I just thank my teammates that they made some great plays behind me tonight.”
Mere days after Ochocinco tweeted that his time is up in Cincinnati, Reggie Bush has followed suit in going to the social media page to predict his exodus from the Saints. While it didn’t have the whiney tone of the disgruntled Bengal; Bush’s tweet on the yet to be made personnel decision is somewhat alarming. The crazy thing is, it wasn’t even the most controversial tweet in professional sports yesterday. That distinction belongs to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Gullen.After being ejected in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the New York Yankees; Gullen immediately went onto Twitter. Before play had even resumed he tweeted: “this one is going to cost me a lot of money this is pathetic.” Minutes later he posted again. This time he presumably was taking shots at umpire Todd Tichenor (the man who ejected him). “Today a tough guy show up at Yankee Stadium,” he tweeted.